We are thrilled to announce that following a thorough search, a new Congregation Administrator has been selected! We welcome JeKaren Olaoya, who began at UUCR February 17, 2020 and will work alongside current Administrator Donna Taylor to be oriented to the work.
JeKaren has over 12 years of experience in nonprofit leadership and management, working in a variety of capacities for well-rounded work experience including women’s shelters, children’s camps, and K-12 schools. In addition, JeKaren is an active member of Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU) and served as a Team Lead of Team Sankofa, BLUU’s working group 2018-2019. As a former Director of Religious Education (DRE), JeKaren has served congregations across the country assisting in interim transitions and growing volunteer bases. She holds a Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management from Arizona State University, a Bachelor of Liberal Studies in Art and Sociology from Mercer University in Macon, GA, and certification in Conflict Resolution Management. A Georgia native, JeKaren has lived in multiple countries and states, and currently resides in Silver Spring after relocating from the San Francisco Bay Area with her dog Maysee Moon and her husband.